WOW - I have never made so many coasters in my life! I am using a standalone Pioneer DVR-650H-K HDD DVD recorder and I have always used either TY shiny silver or Verbatim discs in the past. As my HDD was getting full and I have a big VHS-HDD-DVD burn project coming up for a friend’s home movies I decided to create some room. I bought 2 10-packs of JVC (TY) DVD-R DL (model # VD-R85HG10) and almost half of them are bad. The Pioneer says that the disc has 7.9 GB capacity but the disc is supposed to be 8.5 - is the .6 GB being used to create the menu, titles, thumbnails etc.? If I try to record any more than 7.3 GB when I play the disc(s) back on my OPPO standalone player it will not chapter advance beyond the 1st title and the disc menu is extremely slow to respond. I also cannot select “Title 3” from the disc menu.
I am done with these JVC/TY whatever discs. I now need to find a replacement brand. Probably Verbatim or FalconMedia, based on what I have read here. The problem is, I don’t need a 50-pack spindle - I only need about 20-30 more discs. Any recommendations, both for disc brand and online stores? I don’t need printable discs either.
Maybe this FalconMedia Shiny Silver 8X DVD+R Dual Layer Media 20 Pack in Cake Box at SuperMediaStore.com for $16.99?
Btw, my PC’s burner is a 9-year old MSI 4x that will be replaced one day, when my finances have improved.